The Farmer and I
Cultural barriers and tensions arise between German filmmaker Irja and Bhutanese farmer Sangay when they team up to create a fictional yet educational TV series to encourage the new generation to create value in rural areas instead of emigrating to big cities. The pair’s differences mirror Bhutan’s hardships in implementing sustainable growth after centuries of isolation. Both, individuals and country, must find a way to collaborate if they are to keep their identities but join the world scene.
Cinema documentary, 81 min., 2016
Director and Script: Irja von Bernstorff
Producer: Carl-A. Fechner